The Egypt Game Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the four Egyptians' opinion about visiting Egypt at night?

2. What is the Professor's response to what April tells him on her first visit to his shop?

3. What does April do while the others are waiting outside of Egypt on their night-time visit?

4. What is NOT found in the structure where the children play the Egypt Game?

5. Where is the Professor's shop in relation to where April is staying?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Melanie's initial impression of April?

2. What happens when April first meets the Professor?

3. What do the children see after they perform their ceremony after their long absence?

4. What leads the children to believe the Professor is not watching them play the Egypt Game?

5. What saves Halloween from being canceled?

6. What do April and Melanie make to accompany the bust of Nefertiti?

7. What do April and Melanie think about the parents' suggestion about the new family?

8. What arrangements does Caroline make when April first comes to town?

9. What do the parents suggest to April and Melanie after the new family moves in?

10. What does Melanie find that begins the Egypt Game?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Melanie, Marshall, and Ken are the only characters in the novel who live in a traditional family. In what ways do the characters playing the Egypt Game become an extended family for the children? Discuss the concept of family and Snyder's presentation of the American family. What does it consist of? Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

What role does the theme of violence have and how does this theme contribute to the meaning of the novel? Use specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how irony is used by the author. How effective is the use of irony in The Egypt Game? Use examples from the book.

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